Posted by:on August 16th, 2006
In today’s Oregonian there is an article on yesterday’s casting call for the new Gus Van Sant film Paranoid Park. Has anyone seen Wassup Rockers? Kids left a bad taste in my mouth so I avoided Whassup Rockers like the plague. Even though the Wassup PR people kept sending us crap and Chad Muska and Roger Ebert both gave it a thumbs up, it seemed like it had the potential to be another creepy exploitive movie. Paranoid Park involves some young skaters and an incident at a local skatepark where some rough kids hang out. Guess which park they are filming at?
It’s Burnside. Duh! Hopefully life will not imitate art imitating life. Err.. What? That is to say, the production crew better be ready to appease the locals or they will run the risk of getting jacked out of the park. I offer this advice for appeasement: It comes in red, white and blue cans that can be bought in groups of 6, 12, and 24. Gus, I’d opt for the 24 count boxes if I were you.
Right. Back to the article in the Oregonian. Here’s a preview of it. Even though it was written by a guy with the unfortunate name of Stephen Beaven (for reals?) It’s light on the usual references to “Dude” and “Gnarly” and of course, “Extreme!” You can read it if you jump through the annoying hoop of giving them a little census bureau type info.
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